Common Questions and their answers (FAQ)

You can add over 10,000 unique locations per day to your map. It will take hours to geocode them, but it's doable. If you already have the latitude and longitude coordinates the data can be added in less than 5 seconds.

You can add thousands of locations a day to your map. The limit is at least 10,000 locations.

Only 250 addresses at a time can be processed, after 250 locations geo-coding goes to a crawl.

Check out the sample video for how to map hundreds or thousands of items.
How to make a map with over 500 locations Make a map with easymapmaker.com with over 500 locations from your excel or other spreadsheet data. Go to http://www.easymapmaker.com to make your own map.

Once 250 addresses are done, save your map and a link to bulk-geocode will be shown . Click on this link and the locations will be automatically geo-coded in batches of 250 and saved for you automatically. Once all the addresses have be geo-coded the edit page will be loaded. With Google's free license it can take over an hour to process 5,000 addresses.

Our service is 100% free. We don't pay google anything to use their api. Our team makes money through their day jobs. If you want to donate you can.
If you entered an email address when you saved your map. It should have included a url to edit the map. The map can also be removed from that page. Sometimes the emails will go into the spam or junk mail folder, so you can check there as well. If you want a list of all your maps for an email address, go to http://www.easymapmaker.com/findMyMaps
No, we will not do anything custom. We will add features based on requests. There are a lot of features we plan to add, but there have not been any requests for them. Feel free to request features on our contact page.
If you generated the kml, you can import it onto a google map (hosted by google). Google has a limit of 2,000 items on the map. If you have more than 2,000 locations, you will need to break up the kml yourself or create a map with 2,000 or fewer locations.
Please let us know via our contact page if something does not work. Sometimes google will make a change and break something; sometimes we make a change and break something, and other times something just does not work as it is supposed to.
Yes, you can turn off the data on the bottom of the page. If you go to the edit page (should be in an email sent after saving the map), there is a 'Map Layout' section. You have the option to turn off the data showing below the page.
Yes. If you have a latitude and longitude location, those can be mapped quickly. If you only have part of an address, such as a zipcode, or city, state then those can be mapped as well.
Google maps supports the countries found on their mapcoverage page.
No. At this time our solution does not support pulling data from a database.

Here is a snippet if you want to quickly make your own solution to get data from a database onto a map:

Google database sample.
Yes. Most Apple and Android mobile and tablet devices are supported. However, some features are not fully supported on all devices.

Mobile/tablet maps are also able to use location services when enabled.

Building and editing maps can be done on mobile and tablet devices, but it is not recommended and not supported.

The colors are automatically assigned based on the column you set as the group. There are up to 10 (20 for advanced maps) different colors that are used. If a column has more than 10 (20 for advanced maps) different unique values, they will be grouped together in ranges. It's best to define the range yourself and use that for the group (if you have more than 10 unique values in a column).
Assign a group to change the pin colors:
group data

After assigning a group the colors can be changed as shown in the above image.
Pie charts are automatically enabled when you turn on clustering and set a group from your map (see the above question for groups).
Maps will be remain active unless they have not been modified or viewed in the past 90 days. They can be deleted anytime before this by the person who made the map.

We use Google's geo-coder to translate an address into a latitude and longitude set of coordinates to be placed on the map.

Sometimes an address is not found and other times it can be placed where it should not be. The geo-coder appears to work very well in most industrialized countries such as the United States. If a location cannot be mapped, sometimes modifying the address slightly will get the address to work. If you only have a zip-code adding a country and state could improving the mapping if it gets placed in the wrong country.

You can manually type in an address to see where Google's geo-coder will place an address .

Be aware that google's geo-coder is not the same as typing something in on Google Maps. Google maps most likely uses google's vast search capabilities to find out where a restaurant, store, address, and other places should be placed on the map.

The accuracy of the geo-coding can be viewed in the EasyMapMaker Accuracy column in the data (emm_acc). The following 4 values can occur:

  • ROOFTOP
    indicates that the returned result is a precise geocode for which we have location information accurate down to street address precision.
  • RANGE_INTERPOLATED
    indicates that the returned result reflects an approximation (usually on a road) interpolated between two precise points (such as intersections). Interpolated results are generally returned when rooftop geocodes are unavailable for a street address.
  • GEOMETRIC_CENTER
    indicates that the returned result is the geometric center of a result such as a polyline (for example, a street) or polygon (region).
  • APPROXIMATE
    indicates that the returned result is approximate.

If an address does not have results, the address will be placed in the error table.

On the map creation page the locations that could not be geo-coded show up in an error table as seen in the following images:


Click show Error button to see errors:
click button to see errors
Errors in Error table:
lines and addresses with errors

On the Edit page, the original data can be re-inserted and re-mapped. The data that had errors will get reprocessed and the successful data will use the information that was already processed. The locations with errors can be seen using the error table (shown above).
The latitude and longitude coordinates are to only be used for mapping purposes. They are available in the kml, which can be used for google earth. They are not available to extract or download otherwise.

According to google terms:
No mass downloading. You will not use the Service in a manner that gives you or a third party access to mass downloads or bulk feeds of any Content. For example, you are not permitted to offer a batch geocoding service that uses Content contained in the Maps API(s)
Data can be mapped in EasyMapMaker with only the latitude and longitude. To set the latitude and longitude, make sure the Latitude and Longitude drop downs are set correctly. The values need to appear in separate columns.

The following formats are supported:
Degrees Minutes Seconds (in the following formats):
  • 45° 46' 52" N    108° 30' 14" W
  • 45 46' 52" N    108 30' 14" W
  • N 45 46' 52"    W 108 30' 14"   
  • N45 46' 52"    W108 30' 14"

Decimal Minutes (in the following formats):
  • 45° 46.8666'   N 108° 30.2333' W
  • 45 46.8666N    108 30.2333W
  • variations (with degree sign and spacing) of the above 2 combinations
  • N45° 46.8666'   W108° 30.2333'
  • N45 46.8666    W108 30.2333

Decimal Degrees ( (in the following formats):
  • 45.7811111    -108.5038888 (numerically)
  • 45.7811111° N    108.5038888° W
  • 45.7811111N    108.5038888W
  • variations (with degree sign and spacing) of the above 2 combinations
  • N 45.7811111°    W 108.5038888°
  • N45.7811111    W108.5038888
  • variations (with degree sign and spacing) of the above 2 combinations